My wife and I have just returned from the three night stay in the Westport Plaza Hotel and this is a property that we gladly recommend to anyone seeking excellent value for money combined with quality customer service and amenities. We booked the Gold Experience with 3 nights b&b and 2 evening dinners in the hotel restaurant Merlot. In addition the Gold Experience gave both of us 1 hour in the Thermal Suite at the Sula Spa and a 30 euro voucher for use at other facilities in the hotel.
We arrived on Sunday just in the middle of the TV coverage of the Mayo v Kerry football match but this did not stop us getting a quick check in which allowed us to get to the main bar to join in the many Mayo supporters cheering on their team. When the game was over we went back to our room which was spacious and whilst the furniture could be a little more modern there was ample storage and plenty of room to move about. The ensuite bathrooom which had seperate shower and jacuzzi bath was well appointed. Perhaps given the size of the room the TV was on the small size but this is a small issue which in no way marred our stay. The bed was enormous, comfortable and ensured three nights sound and relaxing sleep.
The only issue with the room was the lack of heat coming from the air-conditioning but thanks to Mary at reception this was quickly sorted out and ensured a comfortable stay given the weather conditions outside.
Breakfast was excellent, well presented and hot - a word of warning - when staff say to mind the plates as they are hot, heed their advice - plates are hot which ensures the hot food stays hot. Our two dinners in the Merlot restaurant were of a very high standard and whilst it was disappointing not to have a chicken choice as a main course on the second night the hake that my wife then chose was absolutely delicious. On the third night we decided to avail of the 30 euro voucher and dined in the Patio bar which obviously well used by local people and once more we both had excellent meals, indeed given the starter and main course portions we decided to forgo desserts due to lack of room within what were full tummies. Just a word of caution, I ordered as a starter mussels but wasn't prepared for a huge bowl being delivered - really great food but a very large starter.
The hotel only has entertainment on Saturday night but the bar in the sister hotel Castlecourt which is just across the shared courtyard had singing and dancing on all the three nights we stayed. On all nights the bar was full which is a good sign in terms of value for money and a well run establishment.
As usual with the hotels I visit the gym is an important part of my stay and this is situated in the Castlecourt complex along with a very well used and substantial swimming pool. The gym continued to live up to the hotel standard with plenty of equipment which was in working order and would allow for a good workout to be had, well done.
The Thermal Suite contained the usual mix of sauna, steam room, foot spas and showers from different parts of the world. We were lucky in that the rain stopped which allowed us to use the outdoor hot jacuzzi pool, really relaxing and at over 30 degrees centigrade soothing to the bones. However can't understand why this excellent hotel could not erect a cover for this facility as I couldn't see many using the pool if the weather was inclement.
All in all a very relaxing stay, great staff, great rooms and delicious food. Go to this hotel, you will not be disappointed
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The stylish 4 **** standard Westport Plaza Hotel elevates the hotel experience in the West of Ireland to a new level. Comprising of 88 deluxe rooms, including the silver, gold and presidential experience, with king size beds as standard and a selection of rooms with balconies overlooking the roof garden, the Westport Plaza Hotel is a haven of contemporary luxury. Our Resort Spa, Spa Sula is a spacious, tranquil sanctuary which is designed for you to relax and luxuriate in and includes 12 spacious treatment rooms and Thermal Suite with outdoor heated Jacuzzi Rockpool. In our Resort Leisure Centre, The C Club you’ll find a range of facilities to help you unwind. Why not take a leisurely swim in the indoor heated pool or let the jacuzzi bubbles ease those aches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Hotel Westport